Peer Communities

One goal of a pastoral plan for young adults is connecting them with a peer community. Paul Jarzembowski explains that a peer community full of others who share similar values and beliefs helps to nurture and strengthen faith:

  •   Forming faith communities of peers: To provide opportunities for young adults to find among their peers the necessary support and encouragement as they journey through life and fulfill their mission to the world.
  •   Developing peer leadership: To help young adults become leaders, not only among their peers but within the larger community.
  •      Identifying a young adult team: To urge each parish, movement, organization, and campus to identify a team to advocate and respond to the needs of young adults.

Find other tips on pastoral planning in the Essentials section of Young Adult Ministry in a Box.